Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Essentials Guest Post

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Hey you guys! I’m Amy, and you can find me over at Amy V. Norris! I’m a Classics and English freshman at King’s College London and lover of everything preppy, American or book-related. 
Right, now that’s out of the way we can get on with the post!

Now that it's officially December, I can't keep pretending that it's still Autumn. I can't believe I have to wait a whole year for my favourite season to come around again! Winter gets rough in the UK, to the point where ‘it’s too cold to snow’ is a phrase I hear on a daily basis. So these are my essentials to help me survive until Spring:

#1 Starbucks Stainless Steel Hammered Tumbler in rose gold - I'm obsessed with this! I've been looking for a tumbler to take coffee to class rather than leaving fifteen minutes early so I can take the route to class that passes Starbucks. I find myself wishing I'd got the Verismo instead of the Nespresso machine so that I could have Starbucks christmas blend coffee every morning, but I'll settle for buying all their syrups instead!

#2 Wintery romanic comedies a la Love Actually, The Holiday, Serendipity, The Family Stone, and Elf - it’s more comedy than romantic but it’s my favourite holiday film! 

#3 Jack Wills handwarmers - It gets to the point where I debate wearing a second pair of gloves along with my five layers of clothing plus scarf and earmuffs and so these hand warmers are a life saver. You just press the little metal plate inside them, which activates some kind of chemical reaction and makes them warm up. Perfect.

#4 Kiehl’s lip balm #1 - I got this at JFK airport in February for $7 and was so surprised to find out it’s £14 in the UK! I regretted buying it for a while because it’s so moisture-rich, but I’ve been applying it every few hours since the temperature has dropped, and my lips have stayed completely un-chapped! 
Hope you enjoyed that guest post from Amy! As you guys already know I am obsessed with her and her blog, so go check it out! I should be slaving over my finals but now I'm just in the mood to be festive and watch Love Actually! 
What are some of your winter essentials? 
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  1. Sarah I love your blog, it's one of the first ones I read on Bloglovin' every day! And your blog pairs perfectly with Amy's, American & British preppy. Your styles are so similar, I wouldn't have been surprised if this Winter Essentials list was your own!

    1. Oh that is so sweet of you to say! I'm so glad you enjoy it! And yes, Amy and I have a running list of things we both love because we are SO similar, including Love Actually!

      xo, Sarah

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